Urban Puncher Manual

Urban Puncher makes your drum loops feel stronger and more solid. They may shine within a few seconds tweaking basically just one knob.

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The plugins is intended to be used mainly on drum loops and percussions, but you should not hesitate to try it on other materials too. This guide will help you to set up… 

Urban Puncher Controls

Punch - Controls the dynamic process with transients treatment and spectral shaping. The more the fist glows the bigger punch you give the loop. 

Dry/Wet - This knob defines how much of the effected sound is mixed in with the original signal. 0 - Only dry sound goes out. 100 only Puncher sound goes out.  

Saturation - Defines the amount of saturation applied on the punch effect - from gentle to harsh. 

Destroy  - Triples the amount of saturation defined by the Saturation knob. 

Output - Defines the overall output volume +/-24dB

Power - Bypasses the effect

Presets and left-right arrows

The plugin comes with a set of presets, which should do the trick for most cases or give you a good starting point when tweaking your sound. Access them using the right and left arrows, or by clicking the preset field directly. You can save and manage your own presets there as well. In your computer, presets are stored in the following paths:

Windows: C:\Users\username\Documents\SoundeviceDigital\UrbanPuncher

macOS X:  HOME/Documents/SoundeviceDigital/UrbanPuncher

Right-Click Menu

Right-click anywhere in the plugin background with the right mouse button and you will get access to following features.

Change oversampling settings (Plugins that support oversapling only)

Scale GUI precisely by per-cent.

Get the version info.

Access product web page, reach support and access online documentation.  

Contact support

Open presets folder (to add, arrange or delete presets manually)

Activate/Deactivate the plugin

Access Licence manager (to activate or deactivate the plugin or several plugins at the same time)

Disable/Enable GPU Acceleration.

Disable/Enable Intellingent sleep on silence function that disables the plugin when no sound is on input or output to save the CPU power. 

Right-click any control (knob, button) to access help for the particular parameter. 

Double-click Menu 

Some parameters let you access more accurate numeric settings by double-clicking the knobs. 

Installation and maintenance

Installation is a quick and simple process involving downloading and using a standard installer on both platforms, Windows and Mac OS X. The installer places the plugins and presets into proper locations so that your DAW can easily find it. The plugin is available for all relevant interfaces: VST, VST3, AAX and AU. Note that on OS X since High Sierra you may need to restart your computer to make your DAW find new plugins.

If you find yourself in trouble, please contact us via info@unitedplugins.com.

Updating

Updating the plugin to the newest version is as simple as using the newest installer.

Uninstallation

Windows: You can either use the link to the uninstaller in the start menu by typing UniChannel for example or it can be accessed via Control panels / Applications /

macOS X: First delete the plugin files manually from :

AU: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components

VST: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST

VST: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3

AAX: /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins

Then if you really want to get rid of all data created by the plugin, remove the following folders as well:

HOME/Documents/SoundeviceDigital/UrbanPuncher

HOME/Library/Application support/SoundeviceDigital/UrbanPuncher

Note: Since OS X 10.7 (Lion), many folders are marked as hidden by default. To make them visible again in Finder, please follow this tutorial:

https://ianlunn.co.uk/articles/quickly-showhide-hidden-files-mac-os-x-mavericks/

Trial and activation

UrbanPuncher is initially in demo mode, which lets you evaluate the plugin. Try it in your mixing/mastering sessions and make sure it really does the trick. When ready, purchase a licence from our shop or any of our resellers. You will receive a so-called licence file, which you download to your computer. The plugin displays an ACTIVATE button when in trial mode. Click it and select the licence file. The plugin will check the licence and activate the licence on your computer. After you restart your DAW, the plugin will be activated and will work indefinitely without restrictions. You can use the plugin on all your computers.

Support

Now that you’ve taken the time to learn all about UniChannel, enjoy and make your sound awesome! If our plug-ins helped you take your production to the next level, let us know, we’d love to hear from you and what you were able to create with our software.

If you encountered any problems, we offer free technical support for all registered users. Start with the frequently asked questions here:

http://www.unitedplugins.com/faq/UrbanPuncher

If you need further assistance, you can find our Customer Support contact form at:

http://www.unitedplugins.com/contact

You can also reach our support staff by e-mail at:

info@unitedplugins.com